Set in a dystopian future so obsessed with physical beauty that girls and women are kidnapped and dismembered for their perfect body parts, The Last Magdalene is a fast paced novella that is sure to give even the most jaded reader goose bumps. Join Rosario for a heart pounding adventure as she escapes the brutal city with its harvest dens and factories, only to find herself in the middle of a prophesy, poised to lead a rebellion against the mafia and their jigsaw girls.
*I received a free ecopy from the author but this has not affected my review in any way.
A dystopian future in a city divided by the poor and the rich, mafia's trade of dismembered perfect body parts from girls, the Magdalenes, an old line of warrior priestess, a prophesy of the return of an incarnated hero and martyr, a new treaty that would cost girls from the hamlets' lives, and how Rosario, along with Shae, the strongest of the army the Magdalenes trained and Andeka, the harvestable girl the mafia chose had to put an end in the mafia's evil works..... This read has an interesting dystopian plot with suspense and action in it. A good short story that could be read within an hour or so. I was enthralled from the beginning to the end tho I was a bit disappointed with the ending because I wanted to find out what will happen next after they clean up the city from the mafia's trade. This a worth checking out read.
About the Author:
R. Anne Polcastro wrote her first book when she was five years old. It was only twenty some words long, typed up by her kindergarten teacher, and bound with construction paper and yarn . . . but it was the beginning of a dream that would later eat at the grown up her until she quit her boring office job to write more books. And while she no longer dictates fantasies about wild ponies to someone sitting at an old school typewriter, Polcastro’s stories still revel in the speculative. For example, in her Left Behind Trilogy, a series of middle grade sci fi novels, she gives a teenage alien the reigns to a wild adventure.
Polcastro was born and mostly raised in the Pacific Northwest. When she wasn’t there, she was growing up on the other side of the Mexican border, which is why she learned to read and write in Spanish first (not that she can speak anything but English very well, and even that can be a challenge early in the morning). And while it was hard to love all of the wetness again after the desert, Polcastro still hails from the rain infested northwest where she lives with her two kids and their family dog
The Bookish Ailurophile
Shin is a 27-year-old bookworm who loves books that give her adrenaline rush and makes her feel the characters' emotions. When she's not reading, she's either spending her time listening to oldies music while making some crafty stuffs made out of old book pages, or spending her time reading books with children at an orphanage.